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HAZARD COMMUNICATION. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS. DIRECTOR - University Wide Safety & Health WORKER’S COMPENSATION INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - General Safety -PPE -Asbestos -Chemical Hygiene -Ergonomics -Facility Inspections -JCAHO.

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HAZARD COMMUNICATION


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS

  • DIRECTOR

    - University Wide Safety & Health

  • WORKER’S COMPENSATION

  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

    - General Safety

    -PPE

    -Asbestos

    -Chemical Hygiene

    -Ergonomics

    -Facility Inspections

    -JCAHO


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS (continued)

  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

    -Hazardous Waste

    -Air Quality

    -Sanitation

    -Water Quality

    -Indoor Air Quality

    -Air & Water Protection

    -Waste Minimization and Disposal

    -Emergency Preparedness

    -Sustainability

    -Auditing


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS (continued)

  • OFFICE OF PROSPECTIVE HEALTH

    -Biological Safety

    -Radiation Safety

    -Infection Control

    -Employee Health


OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION’S

HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD

“HAZCOM”

29 CFR 1910.1200

Employee training program required by OSHA and the Federal “Right to Know” laws


PURPOSES

  • EVALUATION OF CHEMICALS FOR

    POTENTIAL HAZARDS

  • TO NOTIFY EMPLOYEES OF CHEMICAL

    HAZARDS THEY MAY BE WORKING

    WITH


WHAT IS A HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL?

ANY CHEMICAL THAT IS A

PHYSICAL HAZARD

OR

HEALTH HAZARD


PHYSICAL HAZARDS

  • FLAMMABLES

  • COMBUSTIBLES

  • CORROSIVES

  • COMPRESSED GASES

  • OXIDIZERS

  • EXPLOSIVES

  • UNSTABLE REACTIVES/WATER REACTIVES


HEALTH HAZARDS

  • SENSITIZERS

  • TOXIC SUBSTANCES

  • IRRITANTS

  • CARCINOGENS

  • ORGAN-SPECIFIC AGENTS

    (lungs, eyes, skin, mucous membranes, liver, kidneys)


POSSIBLE ROUTES OF ENTRY

  • INHALATION - breathing

  • INGESTION - eating, drinking

  • ABSORPTION - into skin or eyes

  • INJECTION - puncture


EXEMPTIONS

  • HAZARDOUS WASTE

  • TOBACCO PRODUCTS

  • WOOD PRODUCTS

  • ARTICLES

  • FOOD, DRUGS, COSMETICS

  • CONSUMER PRODUCTS

  • PESTICIDES

  • SEALED CONTAINERS


MAIN POINTS

  • CONTAINER LABELS

  • MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)

  • EMPLOYEE TRAINING


LABELING REQUIREMENTS

ALL LABELS MUST INCLUDE:

  • Complete chemical name or trade name

  • Appropriate hazard warnings (written or pictorial)

  • Name of manufacturer, or responsible party


NFPA HAZARD DIAMOND

  • HEALTH - BLUE

    0 - no hazard

    4 - deadly

  • FLAMMABILITY - RED

    0 - will not burn

    4 - extremely flammable

  • REACTIVITY - YELLOW

    0 - stable

    4 - may detonate

  • SPECIAL - WHITE

    water reactive, radioactive, oxidizer, acid, alkali, corrosive


MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS(MSDS)

REFERENCE THAT DESCRIBES CHEMICAL’S CHARACTERICTICS & HAZARDS

MUST BE READILY AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYEE REVIEW AT ALL TIMES THE EMPLOYEE IS IN THE WORKPLACE


MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS(MSDS)

  • EACH CHEMICAL USED IN THE WORKPLACE HAS ITS OWN MSDS

  • EACH DEPARTMENT MAINTAINS A FILE OF MSDS FOR CHEMICALS USED BY THAT DEPARTMENT

  • READ MSDSs CAREFULLY! THEY MAY COME IN DIFFERENT FORMATS


MSDS INFORMATION

  • Section 1 : IDENTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL

  • Section 2 : HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

  • Section 3 : PHYSICAL DATA

  • Section 4 : FIRE & EXPLOSION DATA

  • Section 5 : HEALTH HAZARDS

  • Section 6 : REACTIVITY

  • Section 7 : PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

  • Section 8 : SPILLS & LEAK PROCEDURES

  • Section 9 : HANDLING & STORAGE


TRADE SECRETS -- “Proprietary”

  • CHEMICALS ARE LISTED IN MSDS, BUT IT DOES NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH OF EACH ARE IN THE MIXTURE

  • INFORMATION OF CHEMICALS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY


EMPLOYEE TRAINING - WHEN?

  • UPON INITIAL HIRING

    • EH&S conducts general training at HR Orientation

    • Supervisor conducts chemical specific training

  • WHEN NEW HAZARDS ARE INTRODUCED

  • WHEN IT IS APPARENT THE EMPLOYEE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND REQUIREMENTS


RESPONSIBILITIES

EMPLOYEE:

  • ATTEND HAZCOM ORIENTATION

  • LEARN ABOUT MSDSs

  • LABEL ALL CONTAINERS AS REQUIRED

  • FOLLOW SAFETY GUIDELINES


RESPONSIBLITIES

SUPERVISOR:

  • SHOW EMPLOYEES WHERE MSDS FILE IS KEPT IN THE WORKPLACE

  • INSTRUCT EMPLOYEES ON THE SAFE USE OF MATERIALS THEY ARE ASSIGNED TO WORK WITH


CONCLUSION

REMEMBER-

HAZCOM IS A HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM DEVELOPED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES.

HOWEVER,

IT IS UP TO YOU TO USE IT.


FIRE SAFETY

  • FIRE EXIT LOCATIONS

  • PULL ALARMS

  • EXTINGUISHER LOCATIONS


QUIZ


TRUE or FALSE:The basic goal of the HAZCOM program is to be sure employers and employees know the chemical work hazards and how to protect themselves.


WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL?

a)Any chemical found in the workplace

b)Any chemical listed by OSHA

c)Any mixture that is a known cancer causing agent.

d)Any chemical that is a physical or health hazard


WHICH IS FOUND ON A MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET?

a)Spill & leak procedures

b)Health hazards information

c)Personal Protective Equipment

d)All of the above


WHAT THREE THINGS ARE REQUIRED ON THIS LABEL?


THE YELLOW PORTION OF THE NFPA DIAMOND REPRESENTS:

a)Health hazard

b)Reactivity hazard

c)Flammability hazard

d)Special hazard


QUESTIONS?

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE:

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

210 E. 4th Street

328-6166


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